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is not good enough. dan lamothe recently returned from being im bedded with marine snipers in afghanistan. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> you reported scout snipers are frustrated with their capabilities of ammunition. what's the problem? >> they took me out for a journalist a pretty unique mission. kind of an overnight sniper mission. and their gripe is they have several rifles to choose from, and that they're sort of capability gaps in between them. 50 caliber rifle, the m-107 reaches out to 2,000-meter, 2,000 yards but not nearly as accurate. and the m-40, the kind of the typical 762 caliber rifle they have, it is accurate, but they can really only reach someone and actually knock someone down up to about 800 they said. >> right. and not get a kill which is what they're looking for. >> right. >> so what were some of the solutions that are out there that can fielded to these guys to solve their problem? >> one of the observations that they made in a position paper that they pushed their own chain of command is that this precision sniper rifle that the army and the ma
campaign and the influence on the electoral college with brendan doherty. later, dan friedman has an update on the hurricane sandy relief bill making its way through congress. "washington journal" is next. >> nobody will get 100% of what they want. let's make sure middle-class families and the american economy and the world economy are not adversely impacted because people cannot do their jobs. host: the headline in this morning's "washington post" -- president obama and senate leaders were on the verge of an agreement that would let taxes rise on the wealthiest households while protecting the vast majority of americans from tax hikes set to hit in january. welcome to the saturday edition of "and the washington journal." for the first 45 minutes of the program we are going to be talking about senate negotiating a fiscal clifts deal, what has been going on on that half of the capital. see what they are talking about and how things are going. we want to get your input and your part of the conversation. you can reach out to us on twitter. facebook, facebook.com/cspan. and you can sen
the requirements based on what you just said for the military to consider putting him to death. but you know, dan, so does another case. we're not seeing this kind of movement on that one. i'm talking about the fort hood shootings and accused mass killer, main jar nidal hasan. he killed 13 americans on the army base in texas. it has been 2 1/2 years. will we see the death penalty against him? better question, will we see any charges against him? >> certainly he is being prosecute and there are court proceedings going on. there was just an appeal decision whether he can have a beard during his trial. he will be prosecuted for murder. if there is ever going to be a case where someone should be prosecuted and the death penalty is used this would certainly fit it. this is premeditated and calculated and you had multiple people killed. harris: we'll see what happens. they have a new judge and that will cause more delays. it is set to get going in february. we'll follow both cases with viewers. a quick topic change with you, dan. there is news breaking this morning. we're expecting a vote to come on th
of congress. dan burton and kent conrad. a little snippet from each interview. we will show you now congressman burton. [video clip] >> i would like for people to think, he might have been a bulldog, but he was a man who believed in honesty and integrity of things that were right for this country. regardless of how difficult it was, he kept to those principles. i hope they will look at me like that. i know a lot of people think i am a bad guy and a goofy things, i hope they think i am a man of integrity. host: that will be tonight at 8:00 followed by kent conrad after that. about a half-hour interview with each of them. we will continue to play that thereof the week. here is a headline from "the washington times." much from ohio. good morning. caller: i am positive and helpful -- i am looking for 2013 to be a good year. i retired at the selfridge -- self-employed. i am hoping the if it will be a good year. host: what are you hearing or seeing that makes you more optimistic that some of our other callers? caller: a desire to feel positive. i retired last spring. i am just hoping the
. and with him and i'll ask the panel to come forward. howard gor dan and michael sheen. >> figs of all, thank you for being here this evening and thank you for being here on a friday night. i don't do this for a live sog you're going to have to fill in in the middle. let's start off shes we all know the wonderful shows and movies you've been involved with, many of which have overlapped with politics from "homeland," "the queen", so the first thing i'd like to ask -- i'd like to talk about the shows "homeland" and "the queen." where did those come from in the first place? >> "24" came from a basic idea, two writers. joel said it was an in the shower idea. i'm thinking about television and in television there are 22 or 24 episodes in a season, thinking about the number 24 and said could you do an entire series of television over the course of one day. and i was an executive at fox at the time and when he came in and said this to me and that was an intriguing notion could you do an entire series of television over one day real time. then he laid out the bearest pones of a story that would suppor
by dan faymann. live at seven easton on c-span. >> next, an engineer and entrepreneur in the aerospace community, contrasts today's space program to the pioneering days of space -- space exploration days ago and talked about the history of manned space flight. he designed spaceship one that completed the first manned private space flight in 2004. the voyager aircraft in 1986 became the first airplane to fly nonstop around the world without refueling. this is about an hour and a half. >> i am going to talk about meanly two things. there is inspiration. inspiration for our kids so they can be innovative. and i am going to talk a lot about manned space flight. we are on the space coast, i guess, right? we will talk quite a bit about the history of manned space flight. pretty much that. i really welcome your questions when i am done. my first job out of college was a government job. i worked for the air force. flight testing airplanes during the vietnam war. i did that for seven years. it was a wonderful thing for future airplane designer to do, and that is test brand new airplanes on thei
-term compromise. dan on the phone from massachusetts. caller: thank you for taking my call. i would like to know how many millionaires there are in this country versus the number of people who make $250,000 and less. i think that's where the argument can bw won e won. john boehner is making a calculation and i think that is a poor population. we should roll back the reagan tax cuts. tax cuts do not work. the bush tax cuts have been designed to be temporary. we have had no job growth due to the tax cuts. forbusinesses on the hook reinvesting their profits back into the businesses. thank you for taking my call. host: the story from "the washington times." host: other candidates that have been mentioned include the attorney general in massachusetts. he ran against scott brown and loss. congressman stephen lynch. name out of contention is ted kennedy, jr. he will not seek the seat. he was speculated to seek the seat of his late father. the decision to buck the dying inouye. senator daniel in a the swearing-in took place yesterday with joe biden. brian schatz becomes the senior senator with the new c
. 2012] >> tomorrow night, and interviews with two and outgoing members of congress, dan burton talks about his 30 years in the house of representatives and kent conrad on his five terms in office. you can see both of those interviews on c-span beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> as president obama begins his second term, what is the most important issue he should consider? >> if you are in grades 6 through 12, make a video to be president. >> your chance to win the grand prize of $5,000, $50,000 in prizes. the deadline is january 8. >> this year, arnold palmer was awarded the congressional gold medal at a ceremony in his honor. leaders and fellow golfer jack nicklaus talked about his contributions to the sport and his philanthropic work. from september, this ceremony is an hour 15 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our honored guest, not members of the united states house of representatives, members of the united states senate, and the speaker of the united states house of representatives. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, the honorable john boehner. [applause] >> ladies
heard about in congress. we will be joined by dan friedman. "washington journal" alive at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> as president obama begins his second term in office, what is most important issue he should consider for 2013? >> make a short video about your message. >> it is the student can video competition with your chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. 50,000 total prices. that deadline is january 8th. for more information, go to studentcam.org. >> retired general norman schwarzkopf, commander of forces in desert shield and desert storm died. he commanded a u.s.-led coalition which drove forces under saddam hussein out of kuwait. george is to be bush said that the general epitomized the to become a service, a country creed that has defended the country's freedom and the defense secretary described the four-star army general as one of the great military giants of the 20 century. next, an interview with the retired general on his autobiography. >> general norman schwarzkopf author of "it doesn't take a hero." "almost every soldier in -- almost every general in desert
public editor, dan. he was pretty critical. i didn't all the agree with him and he had his kind of quirks like everybody else does and he couldn't stand klugman who i think is quiet good. and then gentle barney very rarely raised his voice so they liked him. and i was pretty -- kind of critical of him. he's a very nice man but didn't push them. then the next person was craig whoy thought was quite good. then they had author who didn't finish his term and didn't have much to say. but i think really what we need in the public editor frankly, and i have said this in print, not in the book, but they need kind of a somewhat trance gressive feistty public editor who calls them to account. for example, their financial reports, i've talked about that, are often semibog gus. they are on the mystic and were issuing reports that weren't true. if they issue reports ten years in a row that are overly optimistic somebody should call them on this. they just write stories about themselves. but i think we could have a little bit of a -- they should be called to account on lots of things. they should be ca
by dan freed iedman. all that beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity is nothing short of a public health conference. >> i think i had little antennas go up that told me when somebody had there an agenda. >> it would be a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the past to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante, really any way the only one in the world he could trust. >> they were writers, journalists, they wrote books. >> they are in many cases more interesting as human beings than their husbands. if only because they are not first and foremost defined and limited by political ambition. >> dolly was socially adept at politically savvy. >> dollar madison loved every minute of it. mrs. monroe he did it. >> they cannot rule without including what women want and what women have to contribute. >> during the statement, you w
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